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Don't Toss Over-the-Counter Medicine Boxes and Dosing Devices Feature
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Don't Toss Over-the-Counter Medicine Boxes and Dosing Devices

Here's how to keep an organized medicine cabinet to help keep your family safe. Start by saving the over-the-counter medicine boxes and dosing devices.

Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of U.S. Deaths
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Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of U.S. Deaths

Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new study contends.

Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds
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Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds

Parents may give their child too much or too little medicine when dispensing liquid medication, especially if they use a dosing cup, a new study reports.

How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions
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How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions

Potentially serious drug interactions are a daily threat to older people who take multiple medications and supplements, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Know the Dose for Your Kids' Medicines
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Know the Dose for Your Kids' Medicines

Accuracy is important when it comes to taking medicine or giving medicine to family members.

Are We Overusing Antibiotics?
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Are We Overusing Antibiotics?

Patients often request an antibiotic and doctors prescribe them, but almost a third of those prescriptions are unnecessary and may increase antibiotic resistance.

CDC Says Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.
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CDC Says Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.

Despite growing concerns about creating drug-resistant bacteria, overprescribing of antibiotics in U.S. hospitals didn't drop between 2006 and 2012, according to a new federal report.

Do Your Kids Know the Dangers of Medicine Misuse?
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Do Your Kids Know the Dangers of Medicine Misuse?

Medicine errors and misuse of commonly available over-the-counter medications result in thousands of emergency room visits for children.

Many Adults Use Antibiotics Without Consulting Doctor, Survey Finds
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Many Adults Use Antibiotics Without Consulting Doctor, Survey Finds

Adding to fears about the overuse of antibiotics, a new Texas study finds that one in every 20 adults has hoarded the drugs and used them without a doctor's guidance.

How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions
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How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions

Potentially serious drug interactions are a daily threat to older people who take multiple medications and supplements, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

What's Your Family's Medicine Action Plan?
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What's Your Family's Medicine Action Plan?

Creating an action plan is one way to know that you and your entire family are using and storing medicines safely in your home.

Storing Medicines: Up, Away and Out of Sight
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Storing Medicines: Up, Away and Out of Sight

Here's what you can do to help keep children in your home safe from medicine misuse.